Group Accountant

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15 Nov 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is recruiting for a Group Accountant, to join their team ASAP for a 12 month contract, with possible extension.


The council is currently changing its approach to finance support to capital projects, by joining up management accounting service support with capital corporate accounting to provide one joined up financial service enabling the delivery of an ambitious £400m capital programme of some 300 projects.


Finance lead for Economy & Culture, Property, Transformation and Corporate projects including membership on the Project Board.

Lead on the financial governance arrangements for all projects, including advising on approvals routes.

Support Directors on the preparation of capital financial plans including programme reviews, rephasing, forecasting and budget setting.

Have oversight of budget monitoring, financial modelling and business plans for projects within your portfolio.

Lead financial oversight of key funding programmes, including managing financial elements of grant bids, claims and returns processes for individual programmes.

Give direction and line management where required to the Projects Finance team.

Deputise for the Council’s Finance Manager (Projects) where required.

Build excellent working relationships with both the finance and the project teams, including ensuring clear communication with both.


You will be an experienced capital and management accountant within a Local Authority setting, with a track record of successfully delivering projects as well as leading and advising senior managers on all aspects of capital financial planning and reporting.

You will have strong background in liaising with services, particularly around: influencing and advising services; providing delegated s151 scrutiny and challenge; negotiating approvals processes; business case development; monitoring and forecasting, as well as having experience of financial model.

The successful candidate will also:

* Have a minimum of 5 years experience in local government Finance
* Have a recognised accountancy qualification e.g CCAB
* Have experience in budget management
* Financial Modelling understanding
* Background in Risk Management.

Please Note: The rate of pay is £238.10 per day PAYE.

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